The first we saw of a Prometheus class or Prometheus-type starship was in the film Prometheus. And it was fascinating. The Prometheus has the same design aesthetic as any other Alien-universe type vessel. But this starship was new. It was high-tech. It was everything the Nostromo wasn’t. Which makes sense, once you realize it was funded by a billionaire. Peter Weyland wanted to meet his maker, and he spared no expense in building the starship to do it. Of course, […]
To Ash, science office of the Nostromo, the xenomorph was a “perfect organism.” It’s hard to shake that description, and just how much it has shaped the entire Alien universe. It certainly presents a narrative challenge, after all–how can a xenomorph be a perfect organism if your heroes defeat the creature in every film? Somehow, the xenomorph has never lost its edge. And it has this combination of elegance, beauty, and ferocity. You would not want to come across one. […]
The Vor’cha Class cruiser was the backbone of the Klingon Defense Force during the later half of the 24th Century. It played a prominent role in the Klingon Civil War, The Federation-Klingon War, and the Dominion War. In other words, this warship was involved in its share of combat. During the Klingon Civil War, High Chancellor Gowron kept his flag aboard the IKS Bortas. And that’s why I decided to paint the Vor’cha class cruiser as my first Klingon hero […]
You know one thing you don’t want to sneak up behind you? A neomorph. These variations on xenomorphs, introduced in Alien: Covenant, are fast and mean. And, somehow, I feel like they’re even creepier than the original Alien creature. They aren’t as elegant–they don’t straddle that line between beauty and horror the way HR Giger’s original design does. But they are freakin’ creepy. So I decided to paint them! Because… of course I did? (Sometimes when things get in my […]
When someone commissions you to paint Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, you don’t say “no!” That would be… heroic nonsense. Anyway, this was a thrill to paint–Transformers usually are! Megatron wasn’t necessarily my favorite Transformer, but he was never anything less than compelling (and Megatron in Transformers: The Movie finally felt like a real villain and a threat). This piece was designed as a companion to an earlier Optimus Prime piece. I like the way the two complement each other […]
Categories: Fan Art
Is there a better Star Trek villain than the Borg? Growing up, I loved every Borg episode. And you know what? That’s still mostly true. And that’s definitely what inspired this Star Trek: Voyager painting! I had two ideas in my head when I painted the starship Voyager last: one was Voyager in front of a debris field. And the other was Voyager facing off against the Borg. I couldn’t choose between the ideas, so I decided to go with […]
The starship USS Voyager stops near a debris field to salvage necessary materials and supplies. That was the idea behind this painting, anyway. I thought it would be a good opportunity to play with some Vaadwaur ships–I always thought “Dragon’s Teeth” was a fantastic episode, and the Vaadwaur could have been an interesting opponent for Voyager. I wanted to create a kind of “day-in-the-life” piece for the starship Voyager. We probably didn’t see all the mundane maintenance and upkeep they […]
Okay, by now we all know that I quite enjoy painting velociraptors. This piece was no exception! Only this time, it’s three velociraptors. I also very much enjoy mixing prehistoric animals with modern settings, which is why this raptor brawl is going down at the local gas station. If you like this piece and want to have some feathery dinosaurs hanging on your wall, you can find prints in my store!
This piece was commissioned by someone who I can only assume is a David Cronenberg fan. And I have to say, even though I’m not terribly familiar with the man’s films, I did thoroughly enjoy Cronenberg’s portrayal of Kovich on Star Trek: Discovery. Rumors are, we’ll see more of Kovich next season. For now, you can enjoy this artwork of the man!
Jupiter is easily one of the most compelling planets in the solar system. It’s big, it’s mysterious, it’s… pretty far away. And it has its own mini-solar system of moons. Maybe that’s why I paint these gas giants so often. Anyway, I really wanted to show a sense of scale to the galaxy with this piece–I wanted that ship to look very tiny. Hope you like the piece! If you’d like to purchase prints of this piece, you can find […]